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Penn State Basketball Climbs to No. 13 in AP Poll

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The Nittany Lions continued to win while others in the Top-25 suffered some losses.

NCAA Basketball: Minnesota at Penn State Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

After years of repeating the mantra, Penn State basketball has climbed to a level that’s garnering attention nation-wide. Wins at then-No. 16 Michigan State Spartans, and at home versus the Minnesota Golden Gophers, have Penn State now riding a 6-game conference winning-streak, their best ever in Big Ten play. The Nittany Lions are now the second-highest ranked team in the Big Ten behind Maryland.

As things currently stand in the NET rankings Penn State has a total of 5 opportunities for Quadrant 1 wins in their 8 remaining games in the regular season. That gives them ample opportunities to continue to rise the ranks leading into March Madness.